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Gas Powered Scooters.

By Colin Jones

So, you have been thinking about purchasing a gas powerd two-wheeler? If you have, gas powered scooters are probably the best choice to start with. Many people who purchasegas powered scooters are worried about whether a gas powered scooter is street legal in traffic. This is not surprising ” every car driver has had the misfortune to get stuck behind a slow gas powerd scooter at some time or another and has wished that the scooter would get out of his way.

The speed of those gas powered scooters was practically non-existent. But no longer, modern gas powered scooters can stay with the traffic. It may not be street legal to take a gas powerd scooter or any scooter on the highway, but they do have the capability to travel at high speeds, although the speed necessary to keep up with the flow of motorway traffic may overwhelm a gas powered scooter. They are just not designed for sustained high speed travel.

Having said all this, gas powered scooters are almost like smaller versions of motorcycles. They can get up to a top speed of about 75 mph. That is not so, eh? But it is perfect for zooming around town like they were designed for doing.

As for fuel consumption, most gas powered motor scooters are able to reach 65 mpg, which is quite exceptional millage. And they usually have a gas tank that can hold about three gallons of fuel giving a range of about 200 miles.

Or to put it another way, if you used your gas powered scooter every day, every month you would probably have to fill the gas powered scooter up 3 to 4 times say, once a week, if that. If you compare that to a car’s mileage per gallon, it is probably between a fifth and a quarter of the cost, or even less if you are talking about big cars like SUVs. That is a huge saving with the way gas prices are bound to be going.

Gas powered motor scooters are also so very easy to operate. Riders will not have the problem of learning how to change gears like a motorcyclist does, as they are mostly automatic or semi-automatic these days. All the owner will have to do is: get on, switch on and twist the grip for power. That is all you have to do and the motor scooter will take off in the direction you point it.

The maintenance of a gas powered scooter is pretty much like the maintenance of a motorcycle, car or truck. The motor scooters oil should be dumped responsibly and changed every 2,000 miles or so and a complete service should be done every 5,000 miles. This may vary slightly according to the manufacturers manual. It is recommended that one of the higher grade fuels be used for gas powered scooters.

It is of course your decision, but a general guideline is that 87 octane fuel is cheaper than all the other choices because the lower the number the less refined is the fuel, so it is therefore not as clean as 91 or 93 octane fuel. 93 octane has an agent added to the fuel that will help guard the moving parts of the engine and help to keep it running smoothly over your gas powered scooters long lenth of service.

Last but not least, change the fuel filter often as this will help prevent muck and build-up from entering your engine thereby causing friction and check the spark plugs every 2000 to 3000 miles and, if necessary, adjust the gap with feeler gauges, if they need it. This should help preserve your gas powered scooter and keep it on the road for many years to come.

If you want a gas powered scooters or are considering buying one, you should take a look at our recommendations before hand at: This article, Gas Powered Scooters. is available for free reprint.

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